Topography and Climate of Rhodes

Rhodes shaped like a spearhead pointing at the coast of Asia Minor, the island has a maximum length of 77 km and is 37 km wide at its widest point.

The terrain is especially rich and extremely diverse. The outstanding natural beauty of its rugged and barren rocky indented coastline has been sculpted over the millennia by the combined power of the sea and the prevalent winds. As one heads further inland the vegetation becomes lusher and greener with forests of pine and cypress, natural springs and mountain streams which combine to form an important habitat for a rich variety of flora and fauna.

For most of the year, extending into the late autumn, the island is basked in sunshine. A typical feature of the climate is the humidity which is noticeable in summer on days with particularly high temperatures.

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